Lyman Glen Lea
Lyman Glen Lea, a retired attorney-at-law in San Francisco, passed away last year on October 20, 2017. Lyman celebrated his 60th wedding anniversary with his wife Judy shortly before his passing. He is survived by Judy, his four children Harold, Jennifer, Geoff, and Heather, their spouses, and 10 grandchildren.
He earned his law degree from the Boalt Hall School of Law and his B.A. in English at the University of California Berkeley, where he was the president of his fraternity, Lambda Chi Alpha. While at Cal, he met and married his wife Judy.
In 1962, Lyman began his legal career at the law firm of Angell, Adams, and Holmes, located in the original Standard Oil Headquarters building in San Francisco. He led the firm through transitions to Angell, Holmes and Lea, and Haines Brydon and Lea. He specialized in banking and commercial law, and represented many state, regional and community banks. He was licensed for 50 years by the State Bar of California A native of Roswell, New Mexico, Lyman was the son of Ethel Lea and William Mart Lea. He was born on July 15th, 1938. Lyman was a member of the army reserve in the late 1950s, and after a stint at Fort Benning in Georgia, he and Judy moved to San Mateo Park, where they lived for nearly 50 years.
Among his affiliations, he was an active member of the Bohemian Club, where he played clarinet for the Bohemian Club Concert Band. He was also a member of the Pacific Stock Exchange Club (now the City Club), and the Family Club, where he played in the club’s concert band. He was passionate about music, playing the flute, piano, guitar, and saxophone. He enjoyed fly-fishing, hunting, skiing, tennis, biking and motorcycle riding.
After retiring, Lyman moved to Texas for 5 years, returning to his southwest roots. In the summer of 2017, Lyman and Judy moved to St. George, in southwest Utah. Lyman passed away in St. George. Lyman will be missed by family and friends, and remembered fondly for his love and compassion, his eidetic memory, passion for music, the arts, and sports, and certainly for his sage advice. He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, and friend.